Platt, Laura

Medicine - Internal Medicine

Residency

Uganda

I will participate in research nested within the larger HIV and HCC in Uganda (H2U) Consortium based in Kampala, Uganda. This research consortium aims to improve research infrastructure and capacity in Uganda while investigating the epidemiology, mechanisms, and clinical spectrum of HIV associated HCC.  Specifically, I will participate in data collection using of physiologic and epidemiologic variables (eg aflatoxin-related biomarkers, HBV, HCV, and HIV viral loads, HCC tumor marker levels, and elastography) among HIV, HCV, and HBV affected patients and matched controls in local hospitals. Using this and other, previously collected cross-sectional data, I will conduct analyses looking at prevalence of HCC and other liver diseases, conditions and makers associated with increased risk for progression of liver fibrosis or HCC. With these data, the ultimate aim would be to identify markers of high-risk for HCC or advanced fibrosis that could allow early treatment and prevention of HCC and advanced liver fibrosis. 

People

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...
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Projects

Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

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Nutrition Innovation Lab

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Vaccine Implementation Technical Assistance Consortium

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Mpilonhle

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Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

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